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The Myspace Thesis Collection

"A sample of the Myspace artist network is examined to investigate the relationship between social connectivity and audio-based similarity. Audio data from the Myspace artist pages is analyzed using well-established signal-based music information retrieval techniques. In addition to showing that the Myspace artist network exhibits many of the
properties common to social networks, we show there is an ambiguous relationship between audio-based similarity and the social network topology."

This is the Abstract of "DO YOU SOUND LIKE YOUR FRIENDS? EXPLORING ARTIST SIMILARITY VIA ARTIST SOCIAL NETWORK RELATIONSHIPS AND AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING", a Ph.D thesis by Ben Fields, Michael Casey, Kurt Jacobson, and Mark Sandler, which studied MySpace artists in 2008, and which involved the downloading of over 50,000 music tracks to determine their interrelation and resemblance to other aspects of social networks.

This thesis, and the contributory data and scraping related to it, is presented here, in this collection.

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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
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DO YOU SOUND LIKE YOUR FRIENDS?  EXPLORING ARTIST SIMILARITY VIA ARTIST SOCIAL NETWORK  RELATIONSHIPS AND AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING  Ben Fields, Michael Casey  Goldsmiths Digital Studios  Dept, of Computing  Goldsmiths, University of London  ABSTRACT  A sample of the Myspace artist network is examined to investigate the relationship between social connectivity and audio-based similarity. Audio data from the Myspace artist pages is analyzed using well-established signal-based music...
Topics: network, myspace, artist, networks, similarity, geodesic, sampling, degree, music, nodes, myspace...
The Myspace Thesis Collection
by Ben Fields, Kurt Jacobson, Christophe Rhodes, Mark d’Inverno, Mark Sandler and Michael Casey
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
Topics: Content-based retrieval, graph theory, music information retrieval, shortest path problem, social...
The Myspace Thesis Collection
by Ben Fields, Christophe Rhodes and Mark d'Iverno
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Playlists are a natural delivery method for music recommendation and discovery systems. Recommender systems offering playlists must strive to make them relevant and enjoyable. In this paper we survey many current means of generating and evaluating playlists. We present a means of comparing playlists in a reduced dimensional space through the use of aggregated tag clouds and topic models. To evaluate the fitness of this measure, we perform prototypical retrieval tasks on playlists taken from...
Topics: LDA, Topic Models, playlists, music, similarity, information retrieval, metric space, social tags
The Myspace Thesis Collection
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A compilation of music acquired from the MySpace Social Network platform in the 2007-2008 period by Ben Fields in the pursuit of his Ph.D. and social-network/music-network dissertation. Gathered for the purposes of analysis and calculation, the resulting tens of thousands of lower-quality MP3s sat on an external hard drive for a decade before being offered in this collection. The sampling was random and not based on any specific criteria.
Topics: genre, myspace, network, artist, community, entropy, algorithm, music, node, nodes, myspace artist,...
The Myspace Thesis Collection
by Ben Fields, Christophe Rhodes and Mark d’Inverno
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Using request radio shows as a base interactive model, we present the Steerable Optimizing Self-Organized Radio (SoSoRadio) system as a prototypical music recommender system with robust automatic playlist generation. This work describes a web-based radio system that interacts with current listeners through the selection of periodic request songs from a pool of nominees.
Topics: genre, artist, playlist, playlists, songs, myspace, labels, song, sosoradio, music, genre labels,...